You have become guilty (A)by the blood that you have shed, and defiled by the idols that you have made, and you have brought (B)your days near, the appointed time of[a] your years has come. (C)Therefore I have made you a reproach to the nations, and a mockery to all the countries.

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Footnotes

  1. Ezekiel 22:4 Some Hebrew manuscripts, Septuagint, Syriac, Vulgate, Targum; most Hebrew manuscripts until

17 Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, (A)how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer (B)suffer derision.”

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We have become (A)a taunt to our neighbors,
    (B)mocked and derided by those around us.

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I will make them (A)a horror[a] to all the kingdoms of the earth, to be (B)a reproach, (C)a byword, (D)a taunt, and (E)a curse in all the places where I shall drive them.

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Footnotes

  1. Jeremiah 24:9 Compare Septuagint; Hebrew horror for evil

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